All employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while in the workplace. If your employer fails in this duty, and you are injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to make a work related personal injury claim. Here are 5 tips to help make theprocess run as smoothly as possible.
Make sure your employer is aware
Make sure that your employer is aware of the accident and your injuries. Firstly because they need to take steps to ensure that what has happened to you does not happen again and harm another employee. They need to record your accident in their accident book and report it to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), if it is deemed to be a serious accident under HSE guidelines.
You should also make them aware so that it is not a big shock to them when they receive the personal injury claim, which they will probably pass to their employer’s liability insurers.
Gather your evidence
Gather together as much evidence as you can about the accident and how it happened. If any other employees saw it happen, see if they will act as witnesses in your claim.
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against you simply for making a personal injury claim, and they cannot discriminate against any other employees that agree to act as a witness. If the should behave in an untoward manner, you and the other employees have every right to take them to an employment tribunal.
Get a copy of the HSE report
If HSE are informed of your accident, they will investigate how and why it happened. They will have to complete an accident report and a copy of this could be really important to your claim. They should speak to everyone involved in the accident; make sure they speak to you.
Get your medical assessment
For any personal injury compensation claim, the work accident injury lawyers will need a medical assessment from your medical practitioner. They will need to know the severity of your injuries immediately after the accident, how the recovery process is proceeding and their opinion of the future effect, if any, that the injuries will have on your life. In spite of having this medical report, some defendants will request an independent medical assessment before they will settle the claim.
Contact the work accident injury lawyers
When you have all the information together, you need to contact UK Claim Lawyers to make you claim. You need to be as precise as possible with the details, and honest with them if you do not understand what they are telling you. Too many misunderstandings can happen because victims are not sure about what they have been told.
Do not listen to the bar lawyers, listen to the sound and solid advice form our claim experts and lawyers. What happened to their Aunty Mable 20 years ago is probably totally irrelevant to what is happening in your case.
Charles, an Accident Lawyer has experience in this field since many years. Being a lawyer he explain us about work accident injury lawyers.